Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
It means different things to different people, but when it occurs, you definitely know it. For instance, when the penis doesn’t stay firm enough to have meaningful intercourse, doesn’t stay erect during intercourse, doesn’t respond to sexual stimulation by becoming firm, or there is reduced sexual desire, then it is obvious that something is malfunctioning. An occurrence of once or twice, should not be overly concerning. This is commonly seen in conjunction with being very tired or with experiencing a large degree of mental stress. The fix for this is simple… obtain much needed rest, learn how to incorporate relaxing activities into your daily life and engage in behaviors which will reduce stress. If on the other hand, the malfunctioning becomes more consistent and bothersome, then we term this as ED. So in essence, if one is not able to get and maintain an erection firm enough to have sex, then this is ED also known as impotence. Premature ejaculation, (ejaculating prior to obtaining satisfying intercourse) is another form of sexual dysfunction which may need physician treatment. ED should be taken seriously because it can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
Let’s be real about the issue of ED, it can be a source of great challenge negatively impacting a relationship. A man experiencing this problem could easily become stressed by not being able to adequately perform. A woman on the other hand, could feel unwanted, less desirable or frustrated as a result of pinned up emotions she internalizes resulting from a lack of sustained intimate energy. Unfulfilling sex, can lead to strained, broken and in some cases even divorced relationships. Therefore, successfully solving this issue is vitally important.
Men have many reasons for ED and thus this is a complex issue. Erections and the desire for sex can be affected by hormonal imbalance, vascular problems, nerve malfunction and as discussed one’s mental state. Below is a list of additional reasons which affect good healthy erections.
- Too much alcohol
- Illicit drug use
- Medications for blood pressure, antidepressants,
- antihistamines, pain relievers and others.
- Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, MS, heart
- disease etc.
- Radiation, especially to the testicles
- Injury to nerves and arteries which are involved in erections.
- This may be caused by surgeries, accidents, bicycle seat compression on the pelvic floor from prolonged cycling.
- Low testosterone or human growth hormone levels
- Strained relationship with sexual partner
- Work, family or life stress
- Sexual performance anxiety stemming from a previous bad or embarrassing experience or previous episode of impotence.
- Worry about your partner’s enjoyment or even your enjoyment
- Over use of the pull out or rhythm method. This method requires pulling prior to ejaculating as a form of birth control.
Treatment of ED
Many of the physical and psychological issues surrounding obtaining and maintaining a firm erection, can be addressed with the very effective Priapus Shot. Scientific studies have shown this to be an effective solution for many men suffering form ED. For more information review the section on the Priapus Shot.
Problems with relationships, effective communication and anxiety may require professional counseling, though having open communication with your sexual partner is often helpful in reducing anxiety and stress.
Speak with your physician about adjusting medications, as well as smoking and alcohol cessation strategies. Your doctor can also properly address treatment options for chronic diseases and any hormone imbalances.
Aerobic exercise and proper nutrition are awesome for improving blood flow and over all physical conditioning. Initial results are slow, however with consistency, the effects are lasting and empowering. Good nutrition and exercise have been shown to reduce stress, improve energy, burn fat, elevate self image and thus restoring confidence.
Check with your physician to see if you are a candidate for erection improving medications such a sildenafil as well. They come in tablet and injection forms and for many when combined with the Priapus Shot is a life changer and relationship saver.
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